Vim search and repeat

Accidentally found out what & does in Vim search and replace ~:%s commands. It can be used to repeat the searched form string in the replacement string, examples below:

some sample data

form.get_data

execute :%s/form/&&/g

will result in

formform.get_data

execute :%s/get/testData:&/g

will result in

form.testData:get_data

Justin Kelly

Justin Kelly

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Based in Melbourne, Australia

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